DYCSoccer17 (3499) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 15, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
4 ounce sample on tap at the brewery. Nitro pour. Oaty, dusty aroma with some chocolate and small roasty hints in the nose. fair enough aroma. Mostly opaque, dark brown/black colored body with a frothy light tan head. Pretty thin and flavorless start, turning a bit more roasted late with some chocolate notes. Finishes with a bit of hempy hoppiness. Kind of thin and disappointing.
shadey (1996) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 15, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black color with a nice tan head. Lots of chocolate int he aroma. Nice tan lacing. Flavor was nice smooth chocolate.
Kinz (3527) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nitro tap at pub. Black with reddish at the edges, creamy head. Faint chocolate aroma. Flavors of gentle chocolate, hint of coffee, very smooth. Perhaps a bit watery, but quite poundable. Especially at 3%.
JorisPPattyn (8573) - Ursel, BELGIUM - APR 19, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught Very dark with red highlights; reddish-brown, tenacious head, lace. Burning wood, burnt grains and coffee nose, and a bit bready. Burnt/roasted grains, some restsweetness; bitterness is for the largest part due to the malts, IMO.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a bone dry stout, but still quite easy to drink and tasty, with lots of raosted coffee, lots, and just a hint of creamy chocolate, but very much in the background.
OldMrCrow (2178) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On nitro at the brewery; pours black with golden highlights. This is a super-smooth low-gravity stout dominated by burnt-coffee (think Peets’ French roast) aromas and flavors. It’s dry all the way through, and quite light; I could certainly pound this stuff with pleasure.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great robustness for an Irish stout, the nitrogen doesn’t really hinder the beer here like it does in many other nitro stouts. Nice adequate grainy base with a modest chocolate and slightly bitter espresso character. The Mouthfeel is slightly buttery with whisps of tangy bitterness. The nitro keeps everything smooth as can be and this beer satisfies the most scrutinizing Guiness drinker.
Suttree (5593) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 27, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2003 Blacker than black. Tan head. Dry, to the point of being almost dusty palate, and subtle notes of coffee and dark chocolate. Finishes dry.
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - MAR 1, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with a thick light kahki head. Super coffee aroma with a touch of chocolate and "dustiness". Moderate body and carbonation. Flavor up fromt is a bit lacking, but a really nice semi-dry roasty finish.
Andrew196 (1115) - Katy, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thick and creamy with a coffee grind aroma. This beer looked a lot better than it tasted...frankly, I thought it was boring and unoriginal in the taste.